Report: Recchi to join Dallas Stars' front office


Report: Recchi to join Dallas Stars' front office

Mark Recchi always said he hoped to eventually get a job in an NHL front office once hed settled into retirement, and it appears the former Boston Bruins alternate captain has done just that.
According to a Dallas Morning News report, Recchi has signed on for a position with the Dallas Stars that will be officially announced on Thursday, and will make him a special advisor to Stars general manager Joe Nieuwendyk. The 44-year-old Recchi retired after winning the Stanley Cup with the Boston Bruins during the 2010-11 season, and spent the better part of the last two seasons spending more time with his family and staying involved with the Kamloops Blazers junior hockey team he co-owns with a number of NHL greats.
Recchi had always indicated over the last few years that coaching pro hockey didnt really interest him, but that building a team was the kind of challenge he wanted to take on.
There was always the hope Recchi would come back to Boston as part of the management team with Cam Neely and Peter Chiarelli, but the future Hall of Famer has close ties to new Dallas Stars owner, and Vancouver native, Tom Gagliardi. Recchi will join Dallas Stars legend Mike Modano (executive advisor and alternate Board of Governor) and former StarsBruins goaltender Marty Turco (analyst on the Stars broadcast team) as new hires within the Dallas organization.
Modano was the Stars No. 1 overall pick in the 1988 NHL Draft, when they were still called the Minnesota North Stars, and spent all but one year of his career with the organization. Modano registered 561 goals and 813 assists for a total of 1,374 points over the course of 1,499 regular season games.
Turco was selected by the organization with the No. 124 overall pick in the 1994 NHL Draft and went to have a solid goaltending career with the Stars and Chicago Blackhawks before retiring after playing a handful of games for the Bruins last season.

Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask any questions


Hernandez's fiancee: I learned to keep my mouth shut and not ask any questions

BOSTON -- Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's fiancee testified in his double-murder trial Thursday that she learned to keep her mouth shut and "not to ask any questions" in certain situations.

Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez testified against Hernandez under a grant of immunity from prosecutors. She and Hernandez have a 4-year-old daughter. She said she took Hernandez's last name in 2015.

Hernandez is accused of fatally shooting two men in Boston in July 2012 after an encounter at a Boston nightclub. He is also charged with witness intimidation in the shooting of Alexander Bradley, allegedly to silence him about the killings.

Jenkins-Hernandez repeatedly said she could not recall details about conversations with Hernandez after the 2012 killings and after Bradley's shooting in 2013.

She said she didn't ask Hernandez for details about Bradley's shooting, even though Hernandez and Bradley were close friends.

"[Bradley] was not my friend . . . Yes, it's a sad situation [but] why should I press about something like that?" she said.

Jenkins-Hernandez also said she did not recall getting a call from Hernandez at 2:37 a.m. on July 16, 2012, minutes after prosecutors say Hernandez shot Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado as they sat in a car at a stop light in Boston. Prosecutors said phone records show a 17-second call from Hernandez to her at that time.

Hernandez has denied shooting the men. His lawyer told the jury during opening statements that Bradley shot the men over a drug deal.

Bradley testified he saw Hernandez shoot the men. He also said Hernandez shot him in the face months later after he made a remark about the Boston shootings.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence after being convicted in the 2013 killing of a man who was dating the sister of Jenkins-Hernandez.

Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen


Leon Powe talks about '08 Celtics, reunion with Ray Allen

In this week's jam packed episode of's "Celtics Talk Podcast", Kyle Draper and A. Sherrod Blakely talk with former Celtic Leon Powe about this year's team, plus his role on the 2008 Championship squad. Powe tells some great stories about Kevin Garnett, and has an interesting take on Ray Allen not being invited to the reunion vacation Rajon Rondo is planning.

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Also included in this week's episode, Brian Scalabrine's interview with head coach Brad Stevens, plus the "Celtics PostUp" crew talks with Jae Crowder about his many nicknames, whether the 1st seed in the East is important, and his improvement on the floor.